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Raclette night: Pistache wants to melt your cheese-loving heart

Raclette night: Pistache wants to melt your cheese-loving heart

Want a super cheesy reason to visit the top French bistro in West Palm Beach?  There’s a raclette special Wednesday night.  Not that one needs a copious amount of oozy, melted French cheese to enjoy an evening at Pistache, the stylish bistro that has anchored a prime block of the downtown waterfront for a decade. With a menu that explores Parisian-style classics at lunch, dinner...
First look: Submarine Crab surfaces in Wellington

First look: Submarine Crab surfaces in Wellington

The new seafood spot in Wellington was almost empty when I wandered in on a recent Saturday at mid-afternoon. Submarine Crab, part of a national chain with locations in California and Pembroke Pines, opened early last month in the former Jordan Steakhouse (and Pangea before that) space near the Mall at Wellington Green.  The emptiness only accentuated the strikingly bare décor. Then...
Coming to Clematis Street: Batch New Southern Kitchen

Coming to Clematis Street: Batch New Southern Kitchen

Need to fix your craving for a unique Southern food experience? A Miami-based restaurant and bar will take the place of the former Alchemist spot in downtown West Palm Beach. Batch New Southern Kitchen aims to fill the Alchemist void by mid-November, restaurant reps say. It will be the second Batch concept in Palm Beach County. The budding restaurant group, which gets its name from...
Upcoming hot happenings at CityPlace in West Palm Beach

Upcoming hot happenings at CityPlace in West Palm Beach

CityPlace isn’t just for shopping and dining. The plaza, near downtown West Palm, is always keeping things interesting by hosting several big events throughout the year. From fitness classes to exciting art exhibits, there are plenty of events to enjoy. ��Food editor picks: Best restaurants at CityPlace Enjoy free live music at CityPlace’s square. September’s music...
Niall Horan: Four things to know about his Coral Sky concert

Niall Horan: Four things to know about his Coral Sky concert

When you think of the solo careers that have spun off from boy band phenom One Direction, Harry Styles usually comes to mind first. But Niall Horan is charting a new direction for himself as well. Horan, who performs Sunday at Coral Sky Amphitheatre with indie-country star Maren Morris, has had solo hits with “This Town” and “Slow Hands.” And he’s getting critical...
UPDATE: Burt Reynolds’ funeral held in West Palm Beach

UPDATE: Burt Reynolds’ funeral held in West Palm Beach

A private funeral service marked by scripture, music and celebrities took place Wednesday for Burt Reynolds, Palm Beach County’s home-grown movie star.  Reynolds, who came to the county as a youth and kept a connection to it throughout his career as an actor and director in Hollywood, died Sept. 6 at age 82.  Wednesday’s service — “A Celebration of the Life of Burt...
Flashback: When historic Clematis Street buildings caught on fire

Flashback: When historic Clematis Street buildings caught on fire

Windows exploded and shattered glass littered Clematis Street. Air-conditioning units fell to the ground. A ceiling collapsed. Firefighting equipment malfunctioned. On a Halloween night 41 years ago, an iconic 1923 downtown West Palm Beach building was engulfed in flames, and it took 2 1/2 hours to extinguish it. Two ladder trucks, three pumpers, 30 city firefighters and a crew from Palm Beach...
Holy melted cheddar! Take a peek at these sexy cheeseburgers

Holy melted cheddar! Take a peek at these sexy cheeseburgers

There’s no day better time than the weekend to ogle some hefty patty stacks layered with melted cheese and fixings.  Cheeseburger porn, people, it’s a thing. And we have heaps of it to share. Don’t worry – it’s entirely safe for work. Find some of the best cheeseburgers in town at the spots listed below.  Say what? We missed your favorite?! Leave it in the comments...
Powerhouse chefs unite for ‘No Kid Hungry’ event in West Palm

Powerhouse chefs unite for ‘No Kid Hungry’ event in West Palm

Here’s a foodie event to put on your radar: Chef Julien Gremaud of Avocado Grill is hosting a powerhouse collab for charity next week. And his guest chefs at the “Spices from Around the World” dinner present a rare double-treat for Palm Beach County diners. Gremaud is bringing back Pushkar Marathe, the former Meat Market Palm Beach chef now making waves at one of Miami’s top...
Coming to Grandview Market: ‘Paradise’ by the pizza slice

Coming to Grandview Market: ‘Paradise’ by the pizza slice

Want a slice of paradise? Soon, you’ll be able to fix that craving at Grandview Public Market. The West Palm food hall soon will welcome Pizza Paradise to its newly expanded family of food/drink vendors. The new spot will take the place of The Corner pizzeria, which closes Wednesday.  Set to open the first week in October, Pizza Paradise is an extension of a mobile, wood-fire...
Who will head Norton Museum? MFA Boston star hired as director

Who will head Norton Museum? MFA Boston star hired as director

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, made a big splash in 2010 when it opened its ground-breaking Art of the Americas Wing. The 121,307-square-foot Foster + Partners-designed addition united for the first time items from the entire Western hemisphere. The number of objects from the Americas on view more than doubled. The installation spanned 900 BC to the late 20th century and embraced all media...
Amateur hour at former B.B. King’s? Owner says reality-TV managers committed fraud

Amateur hour at former B.B. King’s? Owner says reality-TV managers committed fraud

A Memphis-based restaurateur had high hopes when it hired two reality TV stars to revive its struggling eatery and music venue at CityPlace in West Palm Beach. Instead, after an ill-considered renovation and rebranding, the former home of B.B. King’s, Lafayette’s and Bowery Palm Beach is empty. In a lawsuit filed Friday in Palm Beach County, Beale Street Blues Co. West Palm Beach LLC accuses...
‘Reducetarian’ offers practical guide to eating less meat 

‘Reducetarian’ offers practical guide to eating less meat 

The recipes in the new plant-based cookbook that landed on my desk just days ago are tempting enough to make a carnivore look away from her pork chop. And that’s exactly the idea behind “The Reducetarian Cookbook” (Center Street, $21.99), a recipe collection that aims to ease us into cutting back on meat consumption. That’s not to say author Brian Kateman advocates a radical...
Here’s what Palm Beach County arts groups hope training will help them accomplish

Here’s what Palm Beach County arts groups hope training will help them accomplish

Ten Palm Beach County cultural groups will participate in the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s free year-long Arts Accelerator program. Led by the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland, the program is designed to prepare them to conduct successful catalytic fund-raising campaigns and attract new investment. These are the plans the organizations will work...
How will Palm Beach County arts groups raise millions? Help is on the way

How will Palm Beach County arts groups raise millions? Help is on the way

Palm Beach County’s cultural sector is looking to raise some money. Make that a lot of money. According to the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, 31 groups are engaged in or considering campaigns for expansions or facilities improvements totaling more than $450 million during the next 10 years. That’s in addition to what they need to raise to keep the doors open and programs humming...
NEW: BurgerFi giving out $1 cheeseburgers Tuesday

NEW: BurgerFi giving out $1 cheeseburgers Tuesday

Craving a cheeseburger? Come to BurgerFi on Sept. 18 to get a cheap deal! In celebration of National Cheeseburger Day, BurgerFi locations across South Florida will be offering a BOGO promotion: buy one cheeseburger, get another one for $1. The meal will feature two all-natural Angus beef patties, with double American cheese, lettuce, tomato and the BurgerFi’s mayonnaise-based signature...
Beatriz Williams: Palm Beach is fertile ground for fiction writers

Beatriz Williams: Palm Beach is fertile ground for fiction writers

The first chapter of Beatriz Williams’ 2015 novel, “Along the Infinite Sea” opens in 1960s Palm Beach. Williams’ main character Prunella “Pepper” Schuyler, is clad in a green Lilly Pulitzer shift, soaking up the Florida sun beside the grand pool at The Breakers. An omniscient narrator invites the reader to see that Pepper exudes “Palm Beach class.” Williams...
Banning plastic staws? Boynton Beach has a different approach

Banning plastic staws? Boynton Beach has a different approach

While some cities in Palm Beach County are considered banning plastic straws to go green, Boynton Beach commissioners have a different approach. Mayor Steven Grant proposed a “Green Business Project” that would give businesses the incentive to go green, rather than having the city ban plastic and Styrofoam substances. BOYNTON BEACH READERS: Sign up for The Post’s weekly Boynton Beach...
Liz recommends: Best restaurants in Jupiter, Gardens, Juno Beach, North Palm Beach

Liz recommends: Best restaurants in Jupiter, Gardens, Juno Beach, North Palm Beach

These are the restaurants Palm Beach Post Food Editor Liz Balmaseda recommends in north Palm Beach County. In the list below, click on the restaurant’s address to open the location in Google Maps. To view restaurants, with official reviews, click the link below: ��Eat like a food critic: Explore our dining guide of Palm Beach County Explore our dining guide of Palm Beach County...
Umbrella Sky is coming down: Time to get those photos while you still can

Umbrella Sky is coming down: Time to get those photos while you still can

Update: The Umbrella Sky project comes down at 11:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16. Surely you’ve seen them on Instagram, the joyous raft of umbrellas floating above a cobblestone street in Coral Gables. As handy as they might seem during the afternoon downpours, they’re actually just for show, a summer-long art installation called Umbrella Sky.  And if you want to see them, you have...
Miss America: Social media reactions to Jupiter’s Taylor Tyson winning third runner-up

Miss America: Social media reactions to Jupiter’s Taylor Tyson winning third runner-up

Close but no tiara! Jupiter’s Taylor Tyson, 23, seemed to have the support of the Atlantic City crowd and a lot of people on Twitter, but was still named third runner-up at the annual Miss America competition. Tyson, who delayed entering law school at Stetson University this fall to compete, was formerly Miss South Florida Fair, the first woman with that title to win Miss Florida and compete...
Burt Reynolds: What fans are leaving outside his home near Jupiter

Burt Reynolds: What fans are leaving outside his home near Jupiter

The expressions of sympathy and remembrance have been growing by the day. Bouquets of flowers. Balloons. Heartfelt letters and notes. Fans of the late Burt Reynolds, who died on Sept. 6, have been honoring their favorite hometown star by leaving mementos pinned to the gates of Valhalla, his Hobe Sound mansion on U.S. 1 just north of Jupiter. On Thursday morning, two giant banners covered the...
Burt Reynolds photos: He was celebrity here before he was a movie star

Burt Reynolds photos: He was celebrity here before he was a movie star

Before he became a worldwide star, before he became an icon of film and television, Burt Reynolds was already famous. In Palm Beach County. Throughout the 1950s, his name appeared routinely in The Palm Beach Post. To eagle-eyed readers, he was probably as well-known as any local politician. On October 31, 1953, for example, his exploits shared the front page along with news of Cold War skirmishes...
The Cooper closes for kitchen repairs, to reopen this week

The Cooper closes for kitchen repairs, to reopen this week

Relax, fans of The Cooper – the popular PGA corridor restaurant and bar is not closed for good. “Just a little remodel in the kitchen,” says restaurant publicist Tamra Fitzgerald.  The vibe-y, PGA Commons spot was closed Tuesday and Wednesday for renovation work. It will reopen for dinner Thursday at 5 p.m., says Fitzgerald.  The enhancements will continue Monday, when...
Martha Stewart is coming to The Regional, West Palm

Martha Stewart is coming to The Regional, West Palm

Chef Lindsay Autry admits she’s “fan-girling” a bit over a guest chef coming to her West Palm Beach restaurant early next year. Then again, it’s not just any visitor – it’s Martha Stewart. Autry will host Stewart and Buccan chef Clay Conley at The Regional Kitchen during a South Beach Wine and Food Festival dinner in February. The dinner marks the first time the...
Big Dog Ranch Rescue offers shelter to animals in hurricane’s path

Big Dog Ranch Rescue offers shelter to animals in hurricane’s path

Some shelter dogs placed in harm’s way because of Hurricane Florence will ride out the storm in Palm Beach County. Big Dog Ranch Rescue in Loxahatchee Groves sent vans to North Carolina and South Carolina Tuesday to collect the dogs and bring them to Florida. They arrived around noon on Wednesday. “Any time a natural disaster strikes, there is a collaborative effort to save lives,&rdquo...
Wine industry icon Hubert Opici remembered as ‘generous’ and ‘always sharp’

Wine industry icon Hubert Opici remembered as ‘generous’ and ‘always sharp’

He was the wine industry icon with a personality as easy-going as the wines that carry his family’s name. Hubert Opici knew customers by name and backstory. He greeted employees as family. Today, they mourn him as they remember his zest for life and how he embodied the American dream.  The genial patriarch of the wine companies bearing the Opici name lived six months beyond his 102nd...
Animal and nature lovers, here are 6 amazing things to see in western Palm Beach County

Animal and nature lovers, here are 6 amazing things to see in western Palm Beach County

I know. It’s still sweltering in Palm Beach County. But try to ignore the shirt-soaking, face-greasing conditions and take in one of the most beautiful areas in Palm Beach County. Those of you who love animals and nature will enjoy this day trip. Because many of the things you’ll experience, you’ve probably only seen on TV shows like ‘Discovery’ or ‘Animal...
MUST SEE: Get up close to 8 big cat species at this conservation center in Wellington

MUST SEE: Get up close to 8 big cat species at this conservation center in Wellington

There’s a conservation center in Wellington that’s hidden behind the tall hedges and lush landscaping. You could drive right in front of it on Palm Beach Point Boulevard and never guess there were cheetahs, cougars, jaguars and other big cats roaming there. But, yes, Wellington is home to more than just horses.  For a limited time and an extra fee, you can even play with...
How a jacket from Burt Reynolds’ movie ‘Stick’ landed in the Palm Beach Post newsroom

How a jacket from Burt Reynolds’ movie ‘Stick’ landed in the Palm Beach Post newsroom

There is a satin purple jacket hanging in the Palm Beach Post newsroom. You can tell it’s been around awhile by its 1980s skating party- chic style, the slight fading on one sleeve and especially by the single word stitched in bold yellow and red on the back - “STICK”. That word isn’t a rude suggestion but a name, both of an Elmore Leonard character and of a 1985 movie...
'Smokey and the Bandit' returns to AMC Theatres to honor Burt Reynolds

'Smokey and the Bandit' returns to AMC Theatres to honor Burt Reynolds

AMC Theatres will bring one of Burt Reynolds’ most iconic films back to the big screen this month to pay homage to the debonair film legend, who died Thursday at age 82. Reynolds’ 1977 comedy “Smokey and the Bandit” will have a nine-day run in 240 AMC theaters across the country, according to Variety. Fans who have been reciting the film’s signature...
Sept. 11 memorial events in Palm Beach County

Sept. 11 memorial events in Palm Beach County

Juno Beach will have a September 11th Remembrance Ceremony at Juno Beach Town Center, 340 Ocean Drive, at 9 a.m. The town council, as well as town manager Joseph Lo Bello and police chief Brian Smith are expected to attend. A light breakfast sponsored by the Juno Beach Police Foundation will follow the ceremony. Tequesta will have a Public Safety Memorial at Village Green, 357 Tequesta Drive, at 8...
DNA Genealogy tests: Five things I learned in my search for my roots

DNA Genealogy tests: Five things I learned in my search for my roots

I admit to more than a casual interest in genealogy shows like PBS’s “Finding Your Roots” and Lifetime’s “Who Do You Think You Are?,” where famous folk find out that they’re descended from Founding Fathers or Scottish Kings. I, too, have been curious about my own genetic makeup, but since I’m not a celebrity, no one’s going to pay for...
Craft beer and pizza coming to Singer Island

Craft beer and pizza coming to Singer Island

Beer Florida, Inc., the owners of DAS Beer Garden in Downtown Abacoa, will open a new craft beer and pizza joint in Singer Island. DAS Craft Beer & Pizza will offer more than 60 craft beers and creative pizza offerings from DAS Head Chef Jason Rohrbach in its 5,500-square-foot location at 2415 N. Ocean Drive in the Ocean Walk plaza, near Da Big Kahuna surf shop and New York Bagel Cafe & Deli. ...
Photos: What this iconic Boynton Beach restaurant used to look like

Photos: What this iconic Boynton Beach restaurant used to look like

Two Georges Restaurant has been a fixture at the Boynton Beach Marina for more than a half-century. It’s known for its seafood dishes, outdoor tiki deck and big fish sign. But the brightly colored fish adorning the roof is just the latest version of the restaurant’s iconic symbol that has been on display over the years at Two Georges. On April 20, 1969, the Palm Beach Post’s sister...
Have talent? Show it off in Lake Worth this weekend!

Have talent? Show it off in Lake Worth this weekend!

Do you juggle knives? Play a harp on one leg? Swim upside down? If you answer ‘yes’ to any of the following questions, go to the Lake Worth Playhouse from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday to audition for Lake Worth Has Talent III. READ: New ice cream store opens on Lake Avenue in Lake Worth “We are looking this year for more diversity,” said Bob D’Arinzo, a broker associate...
2019 Spring Training schedule for Ballpark of the Palm Beaches set

2019 Spring Training schedule for Ballpark of the Palm Beaches set

The Houston Astros and Washington Nationals will open 2019 Grapefruit League play on Feb. 23 against each other at FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, the organizations announced as part of their full spring training schedule. The upcoming spring season will mark the third that the teams have shared the venue located just south of the intersection of 45th Street and Haverhill Road. *2019 Roger Dean...
Openings: Anzo brings Mediterranean bowls to Gardens’ Midtown plaza

Openings: Anzo brings Mediterranean bowls to Gardens’ Midtown plaza

Heads up, newbies: There may not be enough room in your bowl at Anzo Mediterranean Kitchen for all the toppings offered at Palm Beach Gardens’ newest build-your-meal restaurant.  The casual, Middle Eastern-leaning restaurant offers no fewer than 15 toppings (13 of them free) to heap on your already hefty bowl ($9.45) or wrap ($8.95). To build your meal, you choose two base items (rice...
Sunflower patch draws buzz to You Farm west of Loxahatchee Groves

Sunflower patch draws buzz to You Farm west of Loxahatchee Groves

A sunflower patch west of Loxahatchee Groves is attracting more than the usual buzz of bees. About 20,000 sunflowers cover about 2,000 square feet at You Farm, a 5-acre working farm on Rembrandt Road off Seminole Pratt Whitney Road just north of Southern Boulevard. These are table sunflowers, not the towering ones you see on postcards. And they’re picture-perfect — as evidenced by...
Flavor Palm Beach: Ten terrific restaurants to try for September-long dining deal

Flavor Palm Beach: Ten terrific restaurants to try for September-long dining deal

Dining-deal seekers, take note: The September-long, county-wide promotion known as Flavor Palm Beach kicks off Saturday. So far, 54 local upscale restaurants have signed up to offer special, budget-friendly menus for lunch and/or dinner.  As in previous years, the best deals tend to cluster in central county, where some normally pricey Palm Beach restaurants roll out deeply discounted menus...
A Palm Beach County favorite, Burt Reynolds always came back home

A Palm Beach County favorite, Burt Reynolds always came back home

It was the late 1950s, when Roseanne got a phone call from her high school friend Buddy. He was just back from Hollywood, and he wanted to get a drink. “I was really shocked when he called me,” Roseanne Bush remembers now, all these years later. Buddy had graduated from Palm Beach High School the year before her, had been a friend, “but I had not really dated him.” �...
Burt Reynolds called me ‘Kid’: A special friendship of laughs and tears

Burt Reynolds called me ‘Kid’: A special friendship of laughs and tears

In the middle of my son’s closet, hanging in the middle of the rack, is a purple Baltimore Ravens football jersey. That part’s not remarkable - my late husband, at some point, owned so much Ravens and Orioles memorabilia that our home looked like a bootleg sporting goods store. But this one is special. It’s not that I needed another Ravens jersey - they’re practically...
Burt Reynolds museum: Why didn’t we appreciate his great gift to us?

Burt Reynolds museum: Why didn’t we appreciate his great gift to us?

The first time I saw Burt Reynolds in person, he didn’t make a good impression. In fact, he threw me off his set. It was sometime in the late ’80s, and Reynolds was directing a scene for his TV series “B.L. Stryker” at the Amtrak depot in West Palm Beach. Attracted by the general bustle, a colleague and I wandered onto the set by accident. We stood on the fringes...
Burt Reynolds’ best quotes: On love, manhood and how he wanted to die

Burt Reynolds’ best quotes: On love, manhood and how he wanted to die

Burt Reynolds was a quote machine over the years. He’d be outrageous and introspective, wisecracking and thoughtful. He could be politically incorrect at times, and then surprise you with the depth of his broad-minded insight. Here is some of his wit and wisdom. *”All of the younger actors keep coming up to me and asking me where all of the land mines are because they know I’ve stepped...
Celebrities react to death of iconic actor Burt Reynolds

Celebrities react to death of iconic actor Burt Reynolds

Burt Reynolds, the actor, director, ‘70s superstar and Hollywood sex symbol who never forgot where he grew up, died Sept. 6 at the age of 82, according to his manager Erik Kritzer and multiple sources. 
Iconic actor Burt Reynolds dies at 82

Iconic actor Burt Reynolds dies at 82

He was a Florida boy to the end. Burt Reynolds, the actor, director, ‘70s superstar and Hollywood sex symbol who never forgot where he grew up, died Sept. 6 at the age of 82, at the Jupiter Medical Center in Jupiter, Florida, his manager Erik Kritzer has confirmed in multiple reports. ��  Read more: Burt Reynolds’ top 15 Southern movies, ranked Mr. Reynolds was the most...
12 ways to vacation in Orlando without the theme parks

12 ways to vacation in Orlando without the theme parks

You’re already halfway through the year, which means it’s time for a break from the day-to-day. I mean, come on -- no matter how long you've been adulting, don't you need an any-season vacation as much as the next grade school kid? Yes. Yes, you do. You need a getaway. And lucky for you, Orlando is my hometown, so I think you should hit the road this weekend. If you’re...
Photos: What this famous Jupiter neighborhood used to look like

Photos: What this famous Jupiter neighborhood used to look like

One week before the event, the pilgrims began to arrive. At first, it was just a handful. It soon became hundreds. On a wide expanse of Jupiter  sand, they set up camp in tents, trailers, cars and even lawn chairs. They formed a line. But it wasn’t just any line. For seven days in March 1984, the line evolved into a city. It had rules, a charter, even a mayor. Friendships began on...
Welcome to the brand-new pub with longtime regulars

Welcome to the brand-new pub with longtime regulars

Draft House Bar & Grille is brand-new in North Palm Beach, having debuted in early August. But the place feels like it’s been around for much longer. Servers and bartenders greet customers like longtime regulars. Overheard bar chatter has that “Cheers” vibe.  There’s a reason for this: The heart of the place is not new to North Palm. Owner Randy Epstein ran the restaurant...
Aretha Franklin funeral: Ariana’s dress and an unapologetic homegoing

Aretha Franklin funeral: Ariana’s dress and an unapologetic homegoing

Because there’s always a Palm Beach County connection to pretty much anything, it’s not surprising that Boca Raton’s own Ariana Grande was front and center at Aretha Franklin’s moving, musical, spiritually soul-shaking funeral on Friday. And so was her cute but probably too short for a church funeral dress. OK, not probably. It was too short. Sorry. I said what I said. Grande...
9 adventures for an unforgettable Labor Day Weekend

9 adventures for an unforgettable Labor Day Weekend

Whoah. It feels like we just began 2018, and here we are: getting ready for Labor Day Weekend. Whether it’s taking a day trip to Delray Beach, or exploring what’s around the Brightline stations in Miami or Fort Lauderdale, this is your chance to make plans. Act quickly, things are getting booked. If you want a guide of just water activities, check out this awesome...
Top restaurants to dock and dine in Palm Beach County

Top restaurants to dock and dine in Palm Beach County

Going out to dinner and drinks by boat is one of the perks of living in Palm Beach County, where the Intracoastal Waterway is our aquatic I-95. Whether you’re sticky and salt-covered from a day on the water or dressed for a romantic sunset cruise, there’s a dockside joint to fit your mood.  This is the kind of beach bar (that it's on the Jupiter Inlet instead of the beach is...
You’ll want this tasty barbecue for your Labor Day weekend

You’ll want this tasty barbecue for your Labor Day weekend

I’m thinking there’s a good chance we’ll be craving some decent ‘cue over the long Labor Day weekend. So I offer you this handy link to the “Ultimate Barbecue Guide of Palm Beach County” our digital team compiled last year and recently updated. Granted, this isn’t Austin or Memphis or any other national barbecue destination. But we do have our smoky charms...
Ooh na-na: Havana’s celebrating a big birthday

Ooh na-na: Havana’s celebrating a big birthday

Havana restaurant, home of the 24-hour cafecito window, maker of the local-favorite Cuban sandwich, greeter of many a passing celebrity, is celebrating a milestone birthday in September: 25 years. That’s a quarter century of anchoring the most caffeinated corner of West Palm Beach, the southwestern patch of South Dixie Highway and Forest Hill Boulevard.  The Cuban demitasse love is heard...
Love food trucks? Check out the Food Truck Invasion events in Palm Beach County

Love food trucks? Check out the Food Truck Invasion events in Palm Beach County

We hope you arrive hungry because you have serious food truck options. Every few days, the Food Truck Invasion ‘invades’ a new part of Palm Beach County. From Wellington to Greenacres and West Palm Beach, the Food Truck Invasion will surely keep your stomach and your kids happy.  From Mexican, Southern and Asian cuisine to unique desserts and different beverages...
Who makes your photos so Instagrammable? This local dreamer.  

Who makes your photos so Instagrammable? This local dreamer.  

In the world of social media, you often see people posing in front of awesome murals, artsy walls and other creative backgrounds, and tagging their best friends or favorite coffee shop in the post. And I’m no exception. But few actually question who made that wall of art — let alone tag the artist responsible.  Which is why today, I want to highlight the man behind ...
Free and almost free fun for families this Labor Day weekend in Palm Beach County

Free and almost free fun for families this Labor Day weekend in Palm Beach County

As you and your family celebrate the long holiday weekend, here are some suggestions to keep your budget intact for as long as possible. Where: The Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society, 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach When: Friday, August 31 through Monday, Sept. 3 What: The annual Kids FREE Labor Day event is upon us at the recently renovated Palm Beach Zoo, featuring music and more. Kids...
Labor Day photos: The jobs we once worked in Palm Beach County

Labor Day photos: The jobs we once worked in Palm Beach County

We built everything from mattresses to jet engines to disposable diaper machines. We toiled in fields harvesting vegetables by hand. We assembled computers. We even sweated over newspaper printing presses — in long-sleeve shirts and ties! For Labor Day, let’s take a look back at some of the many ways we have worked over the years in Palm Beach County, courtesy of photos from the State...
Carefree Theatre site gets initial rezoning nod, but what will it be?

Carefree Theatre site gets initial rezoning nod, but what will it be?

The owner of the former Carefree Theatre property on South Dixie Highway gained initial clearance Monday to rezone the site to make way for a new development. The four parcels within the 2-acre site were zoned differently, as a result of the progression of West Palm Beach development over the past century, making a new mixed-use project difficult. The city commission voted unanimously to...
Wellington couple’s inspiring tale of rescuing 11,000 dogs now a movie

Wellington couple’s inspiring tale of rescuing 11,000 dogs now a movie

When Wellington documentary filmmaker Ron Davis was looking to adopt another rescue dog, all his friends told him the same thing: “Oh, you’ve got to meet Danny and Ron.” And when he met Danny Robertshaw and Ron Danta, he knew another thing: They were the subject of his next movie. It took a lot of cajoling, but Davis finally convinced the longtime couple that their story was...
Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival tickets go on sale

Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival tickets go on sale

The talent pool runs deep for this year’s Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival, which kicks off ticket sales Tuesday. The cast of visiting chefs features an unprecedented lineup of food stars from the New South, national culinary pioneers and just top-notch chefs doing interesting things.  Those who follow such things may recognize the names: Ashley Christensen, Nancy Silverton...
‘Cash Me Outside’ girl Bhad Bhabie to join Lil Yachty on national tour

‘Cash Me Outside’ girl Bhad Bhabie to join Lil Yachty on national tour

Georgia rapper Lil Yachty and Bhad Bhabie announced a U.S. tour which is scheduled to kick off in October. >> Read more trending news  Yachty, whose real name is Miles McCollum, went to Pebblebrook High School in Mableton. He announced the tour, which has no Georgia dates, on his Instagram account Friday. As for Bhad Bhabie, you might know her as Danielle Bregoli. Still not ringing...
National Burger Day: best-looking burgers in Palm Beach County

National Burger Day: best-looking burgers in Palm Beach County

A good-looking burger wears its accessories with pride and panache. It balances all the crowning touches stacked atop its patty without slumping into a mess of oozy ingredients.  A good-looking burger knows it has no business looking like a loaded nachos platter or a basket of garbage fries. It can stand up to a swoon of melted cheese and dribbling sauce without losing its statuesque form...
Will third try be charm for art movies, apartments at Carefree site?

Will third try be charm for art movies, apartments at Carefree site?

Nearly three years since prominent New York developer and part-time Palm Beach resident Charles Cohen bought the West Palm Beach property where the Carefree Theater once stood on South Dixie Highway, the land sits bare. Two go-rounds with city officials and citizen opponents lie in the dust, including one effort by Cohen to build an art theater/movie house/apartment/restaurant venue bigger...
New at Grandview Market: Cholo BBQ and ‘world’s best’ Cuban sandwich 

New at Grandview Market: Cholo BBQ and ‘world’s best’ Cuban sandwich 

Down-home local barbecue has arrived at Grandview Public Market. So has the “world’s best” Cuban sandwich.  Two new vendors made their entrance at the popular West Palm Beach food hall earlier this month. Cholo BBQ and El Cochinito debut as the eat-and-drink scene is bustling at the food hall and in the surrounding industrial area known as the Warehouse District. In...
Behold! The best Cuban sandwich in Palm Beach County

Behold! The best Cuban sandwich in Palm Beach County

Today we celebrate the Cuban sandwich for National Cuban Sandwich Day!  In a recent poll,  we asked Post readers which restaurant has the best Cuban sandwich in Palm Beach County. Can you guess? The winner: Havana Restaurant in West Palm Beach.  In 2016, Havana’s was also voted having one of the top Cuban sandwiches in Florida by USA Today. Want to grab that yummy...
5 reasons why you should visit Everglades National Park

5 reasons why you should visit Everglades National Park

I know it’s hot outside people! But, this month is all about celebrating Florida’s national parks. Why? Because, August 25 marks the 96th birthday of the National Park Service. It’s a great reason to visit one of the state’s most cherished spots, Everglades National Park.   There’s so much to see and do, so, make it a day trip! Find where to stay...
Eagles’ top-selling album has strong, strange South Florida connection

Eagles’ top-selling album has strong, strange South Florida connection

The Eagles are back on top. The compilation album “Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)” is once again the best-selling album of all time in the United States, knocking off Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” The Eagles also took the third place spot with their classic disc “Hotel California.” Speaking of “Hotel California,” that album and many of the hits...
Video, photos: West Palm Beach company makes cool electric guitars

Video, photos: West Palm Beach company makes cool electric guitars

Inside a tool cabinet drawer in Greg Simpson’s garage are neat rows of rectangular contraptions made of metal, magnet and coil. They have strange titles handwritten on masking tape: “Atomic,” “Rocket Queens,” “Custard Pie.” They’re called pickups. And when attached to the base of an electric guitar, they “pick up” the vibrations of strings...
Natural phenomenon: Where to kayak with bioluminescence in Florida

Natural phenomenon: Where to kayak with bioluminescence in Florida

Adventure seekers, strap on your life vests and get ready for a glow-in-the-dark paddle in Pandora! I’m kidding. That was my inner “Avatar” geek, hoping for a planet as such. While Disney did re-make this amazing place at one of their Parks, you can have a more natural experience by visiting a spot that looks like a scene from “Avatar.” It’s the peak of the...
From near-death to CrossFit Champ: Local real estate appraiser takes on the impossible

From near-death to CrossFit Champ: Local real estate appraiser takes on the impossible

Fourteen years ago, Brian "Brig" Edwards was cycling 26 miles an hour in Palm Beach Gardens when a white sedan veered into his bike lane and abruptly stopped. Edwards’ body pierced through the back windshield and into the metal frame, shattering the bone structure on the right side of his face. His semi-pro cycling career had come to a screeching halt. “I actually got up...
National Thrift Store Day: You should be shopping at these local thrift stores

National Thrift Store Day: You should be shopping at these local thrift stores

People are passionate about their favorite thrift store! And they do offer a fun way to find unique items at bargain prices. We are lucky Palm Beach County is a wealthy area, which means first-class cast-offs can be found at area re-sale shops while sometimes supporting a good cause at the same time. Here’s a list of some of our favorites: When cast-offs are too good for the average Goodwill...
It’s hot outside! Indoor things to do in Palm Beach County and South Florida

It’s hot outside! Indoor things to do in Palm Beach County and South Florida

Summers in Florida are as bipolar as a Sour Patch Kids gummy. You know, first they’re sour, then they’re sweet. Except in Florida, there’s a touch of bitter too, with rain and heat competing to make our day miserable.  Luckily, we have some of the best beaches in the country, crystal clear natural springs and plenty of indoor activities for the entire family to...
New Steam Horse Brewing throws a block party this weekend in West Palm

New Steam Horse Brewing throws a block party this weekend in West Palm

Like the frothy head on a pint of European lager, Steam Horse Brewing adds a crowning touch to West Palm Beach’s burgeoning Warehouse District. The urban dining and lifestyle complex that includes Grandview Public Market welcomes the craft beer brewery and bar Wednesday, Aug. 15.  And thanks to the brewery’s north county siblings, Steam Horse will roll in with instant...
Gardens man, formerly Omarosa’s TV date, comments on her Trump racism accusations

Gardens man, formerly Omarosa’s TV date, comments on her Trump racism accusations

“I’ve always been cool with her,” says Eddy Puyol, better known as Palm Beach Gardens Christian rapper Rawsrvnt, since first meeting Omarosa Manigault, now Omarosa Manigault-Newman. And that was even after the former White House staffer and self-styled “The Apprentice” villain sent him home as a contestant on TV One’s, “Donald J. Trump Presents...
Women, men and cigars: This local take on the ‘man cave’ is what's up

Women, men and cigars: This local take on the ‘man cave’ is what's up

The warm, luxurious décor of the Davidoff Lounge in West Palm Beach is fit for the ladylike and the dapper. It's a smooth sanctuary for men and women searching for things to do with a grown-and-sexy vibe. The Lounge sits beneath an East Asian-inspired facade and across from a lively pond. But it wasn't always this way.  Smoke Inn was once a simple cigar shop with the stereotypical...
RIP Aretha Franklin: Presidential tears, natural women, divahood and fur coat acting

RIP Aretha Franklin: Presidential tears, natural women, divahood and fur coat acting

I’m not the only person waxing bittersweetly rhapsodic over the masterwork of talent, style and gumption that is Aretha Franklin. I’ve been down a Queen of Soul rabbit hole for the past few days now. And of all of the clips, interviews and oddities I’ve found, arguably the most Aretha Franklin-y of all Aretha Franklin performances, seamlessly melds musicianship, sequins, emotionally...
Steam Horse Brewing: Best food near new brewery in West Palm’s Warehouse District

Steam Horse Brewing: Best food near new brewery in West Palm’s Warehouse District

Listen up craft beer fans. Steam Horse Brewing Company opens today in West Palm’s Warehouse District. The newest brewery sits a half-block down the train tracks from Grandview Public Market, the county’s first food hall. Fun fact: Steam Horse’s name was inspired by the abandoned railroad spur that runs between the buildings. Although the 6000-square-foot space will have many craft...
Aretha Franklin: Rare photos, her Palm Beach vacation and more

Aretha Franklin: Rare photos, her Palm Beach vacation and more

When she first appeared in South Florida, she was an unknown hotel club singer. When she last appeared in South Florida, she was a legend, an icon. Only one word necessary: Aretha. From the 1960s through the early 2000s, Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday at age 76, was a fixture on South Florida stages. In Palm Beach County, she performed at the West Palm Beach...
Exotic pets need you! Attend the Amnesty Day and save a life

Exotic pets need you! Attend the Amnesty Day and save a life

Whether you’re looking to see exotic animals, adopt one or surrender yours, this event is for you. The Exotic Pet Amnesty Day by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is taking place on Aug. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium in West Palm Beach.  This one-day event lets you give away exotic animals that you can’t take...
A taste of Cuba: Make classic picadillo and caramelized yuca flan

A taste of Cuba: Make classic picadillo and caramelized yuca flan

More often than not, we’ve viewed Cuba from this side of the Florida Straits, where native dishes have been transplanted and sometimes translated, tweaked and, gasp, even “curated.” The glossier cookbooks tend to emanate from this side of the abstract Cuban nation. So when “Cuba: The Cookbook” (Phaidon, $49.95) landed on my desk this June in all its neon splendor, 432...
The Breakers, other Palm Beach spots join effort to ban plastic straws

The Breakers, other Palm Beach spots join effort to ban plastic straws

A seemingly harmless way to sip beverages, the plastic straw is typically used once and discarded without a thought. But now businesses and their patrons locally and elsewhere are thinking about the environmental damage done by plastic straws, bags and other single-use plastic products that often escape landfills and find their way onto the beaches and into the ocean. The plastics are...
New Lake Worth business owner brings The Bronx to Lake Avenue

New Lake Worth business owner brings The Bronx to Lake Avenue

Sitting inside NoDoSo — short for North Down South — at 609 Lake Avenue, Jerusha Benjamin, almost looks like one of the fine pieces of art she has hanging on her wall. Benjamin, a slender woman with dark hair, is wearing a colorful dress that brightens the room. She has a distinctive nose ring and is extremely intelligent. “I’m a Bronx girl bringing some of that ‘Bronx...
NEW: CBS 12 news anchor Eric Roby exits after 17 years

NEW: CBS 12 news anchor Eric Roby exits after 17 years

After working as a news anchor at CBS 12 for 17 years, Eric Roby made a career-altering decision to become a real estate agent.  “I’ve decided to hang up my microphone and use my knowledge of all of our south Florida neighborhoods to sell real estate,” Roby said in a video on his Facebook fan page. “Best of all, no more bad news—I’ll only be giving...
PalmCon offers ‘best of both worlds’ with inaugural Bahamas voyage

PalmCon offers ‘best of both worlds’ with inaugural Bahamas voyage

Nerds, rejoice!  Have you ever dreamed of being whisked away to a tropical paradise with your favorite superheroes? Well, here’s your chance. Palm Beach County’s original Comic Con, PalmCon, is taking on a true Floridian spirit this year with an inaugural cruise to the Bahamas. The fully-immersive geeked out 2-day cruise is set to sail on Friday, October 12.  Whether you&rsquo...
My lucky 13: the year’s most memorable bites (so far)

My lucky 13: the year’s most memorable bites (so far)

I remember a particularly delicious almond croissant. There it was, fresh from the oven at Loic Autret bakery in West Palm Beach. Sure, our table was laden with a mixed batch of breakfast elements – smoked salmon, capers, baguette, fruit salad and quiche Lorraine – but after one buttery and flaky bite, this croissant was the only dish I would remember from that Wednesday morning in...
New Mediterranean restaurant offers diverse regional menu   

New Mediterranean restaurant offers diverse regional menu   

Stepped into a random strip plaza on Military Trail, just south of Belvedere Road, and found an unexpected delight: a new Mediterranean spot cooking up some yummy, Turkish-leaning fare. Locanta Local Eatery debuted this spring in a transformed former Subway space. The kitchen is in the hands of chef Alper Songul, formerly of Agora Mediterranean Kitchen in Northwood.  The restaurant’s take...
Jupiter theater briefly pulls pro-Trump movie after complaints

Jupiter theater briefly pulls pro-Trump movie after complaints

A luxury movie theater in Jupiter earlier this week suspended showings of “Death of a Nation” — the recently released far-right documentary that vilifies the Democratic Party and compares President Donald Trump to Abraham Lincoln — after receiving complaints. But Cinepolis Jupiter put the movie back in its lineup after Trump supporters launched a Twitter campaign against the...
Explore Key Biscayne on a $1 bike ride!

Explore Key Biscayne on a $1 bike ride!

The iguanas will keep you alert, peacocks will show their beauty and the ducks will slow you down. We’re in Key Biscayne, my friend, on a bike. This small town on barrier island just east of downtown Miami has dozens of green areas, parks and playgrounds that welcome all sorts of native species. Better yet: Key Biscayne will keep you pedaling and snapping pics for a buck. Yes, one whole dollar...
Miami Dolphins part ways with Papa John’s, have new pizza vendor at stadium

Miami Dolphins part ways with Papa John’s, have new pizza vendor at stadium

Don’t bother looking for Papa John’s pizza at Hard Rock Stadium this season. The Dolphins have joined a long list of sports teams and organizations severing ties with the pizza company. A source said the Dolphins made their decision before founder John Schnatter triggered a national controversy by using a racial slur during a media training call in May. The contract between the Dolphins...
BREAKING: Miami Dolphins moving training facility to Miami Gardens

BREAKING: Miami Dolphins moving training facility to Miami Gardens

The Miami Dolphins will move their training facility to Miami Gardens as early as 2020, Hal Habib reports from the scene on Tuesday. Dolphins chief executive officer Tom Garfinkel said the training facility will be on the northwest side of Hard Rock Stadium. He added the facility will cost about $75 to $80 million. The Dolphins now train at Nova Southeastern University in Davie. But despite improvements...
South Florida Fair announces 2019 theme, and it’s super

South Florida Fair announces 2019 theme, and it’s super

The South Florida Fair announced its 2019 theme Monday, and it’s super. Fair organizers will honor superheroes of all kinds at the annual event, which kicks off Jan. 17 with a 5 p.m. Ride-A-Thon. The full fair runs from Jan. 18-Feb. 3. Throughout the fair’s 17 days, guests can expect to see appearances by their favorite Marvel and DC Comics heroes. Local superheroes also will be recognized...
Artificial reef dropped in waters near Boca adds to city’s snorkeling scene

Artificial reef dropped in waters near Boca adds to city’s snorkeling scene

BOCA RATON — Divers and snorkelers will have a new underwater structure to explore off the shore of Boca Raton. Palm Beach County dropped Boca Raton’s third artificial reef made from 530 tons of limestone near the Boca Raton Inlet on Wednesday. The reef was funded in part by a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission grant. <div></div><br><div id="...
The Wellington connection to new Jason Statham shark movie “The Meg”

The Wellington connection to new Jason Statham shark movie “The Meg”

Sharks, aliens, the emergency surgery that saved his life. Wellington-area author Steve Alten has never lacked for story ideas. But for years, he must have wondered if the long-promised movie based on his first novel about an ancient historic shark, “Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror,” would ever be made. Finally, on August 10, it’s coming to the big screen. Directed by Jon Turtletaub...
Smoky collab: Smokin’ Gator BBQ pops up at The Regional  

Smoky collab: Smokin’ Gator BBQ pops up at The Regional  

They’re lawyers by profession, town council members by civic duty and barbecue pit masters by passion. Together, Bob and Paul Shalhoub have built Smokin’ Gator BBQ, a Memphis-style ‘cue business with a local cult following. But because the Lake Clarke Shores father-and-son team have demanding day jobs, their prized brisket and dry-rubbed ribs are as elusive as they are popular. Locals...
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